College of Nursing

Online RN-BSN Track

100% Online RN to BSN Track for Registered Nurses

Baccalaureate nursing graduates provide theory-based nursing care to healthy and ill individuals, families, aggregates and communities in diverse healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools and outpatient facilities. Our 100% online RN-BSN Track is for associate degree or diploma graduates already licensed as registered nurses. Courses in the nursing major are online with multiple study options.

RN-BSN Plan of Study Options How to Apply/Application Deadlines
Portfolio Guidelines RN-BSN Planning Guide
Forms and Resources Program Outcomes 
RN-BSN Brochure  
A Leader in Baccalaureate Nursing Education

The consortium of The University of Toledo (UT) and Bowling Green State University (BGSU)* provides an innovative and unique baccalaureate nursing program. Students choose the university (BGSU or UT) that best meets their needs for general education, liberal arts and sciences, then complete online nursing courses in the major through The University of Toledo. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is awarded by the respective university.  * UT and BGSU are pursuing independent nursing programs.  The last RN-BSN students to be admitted in the consortium program will be in Fall 2020.  

Admission Requirements

1.  Graduate from a diploma or associate degree program and obtain licensure.  Apply to The University of Toledo and send an official transcript from all post high school programs to the Admissions Office.

2.  Active, unrestricted, unencumbered RN license.

3.  Schedule an appointment with a nursing advisor to assess for completion of prerequisites.

4.  Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all coursework.  A grade of "C" or higher is required in all required courses.  A grade of "C-" is not acceptable.  All post-secondary, advanced placement credit, transfer and higher education coursework are used to calculate the cumulative GPA.

5.  To apply to the upper division major, contact a nursing advisor to obtain the RN-BSN  Professional Major Application.  RN graduates from diploma or non-accredited nursing programs are required to submit a portfolio for application to the nursing major. Learn more about Application Deadlines

6.  Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e., BCII and FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing major and/or during program progression. Convictions may result in denial of admission to the major or dismissal after matriculation.

*Students must complete all graduation requirements; university catalogs are online at and

PRE-REQUISITES (must be completed before applying to the nursing major)

ENGLISH Composition I (3 credit hours) Multicultural U.S. Diversity (3 credit hours)
ENGLISH Composition II (3 credit hours) Multicultural Non-U.S. Diversity (3 credit hours)
MATH 2600 -Statistics (3 credit hours)
[Prereq:  MATH 1200 or Placement Test]
Social Science (6 credit hours)
[no more than one course from any discipline]
NATURAL SCIENCES (6 credit hours)
[two courses; one must include a (1) laboratory;no more than one course from any discipline]
Arts and Humanities (6 credit hours)
[no more than one course from any discipline]

In addition to the above courses, students should select as many additional courses form Math, Humanities, Social Sciences, Multicultural or Natural Sciences to fulfill the minimum core curriculum requirement of 36 credit hours.  Additional credit hours may be necessary to achieve the 120 credit hours required for graduation.


Nursing Major
Course # Course Title
NURS 4350 Transition to BSN Practice (2 credits)
NURS 4360 Theory and Collaborative Practice (3 credits)
NURS 4390 Health Promotion and Assessment of Families Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
NURS 4270 Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
NURS 4290 Nursing Care of Older Adults (4 credits)
NURS 4310 Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
NURS 4320 Pathopharmacology Across the Lifespan (4 credits)
NURS 4330 Nursing Leadership and Management (5 credits)
NURS 4340 Population Focused Care (5 credits)

*Courses in nursing major are online. Multiple plan of study options are available.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at the University of Toledo Consortium, the master’s degree in nursing program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at The University of Toledo College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Last Updated: 1/25/19